Annelid Worms; Annelida

Annelid worms are crawling, burying and tube-dwelling creatures. The tube inhabiting, filter feeding, fan-worms are a particular Chaloklum Diving favourite on dive trips.

Fireworms; Amphinomidae

Also known as Bristleworms, they have poisonous chaetae that can give you a nasty sting.

Spoon Worm; Echiuroidea

The body is hidden and the proboscis quickly withdraws if threatened. We used to call this a spaghetti worm; wrong!

Marine Leeches; Piscicolidae

We thought that they were parasitic copepods at first...

Tube Worms; Sabellidae

Delicate parasol-like structures that can quickly disappear.

Xmas Tree Worm; Spirobranchus giganteus

A multi-coloured underwater macro photographers favourite.

Other Annelid Worms

Acorn, Ribbon, Sipunclid and Spaghetti Worms

Phoronid Worm; P. australis (Phylum Phoronida)

Although they look like fan worms (Annelida) they are actually in a different phylum. We have slipped them in here for convenience!